Android-based Google Maps to begin displaying traffic lights

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The feature is meant to help drivers to better anticipate what will be on the road ahead. The Google Maps app already provides substantial information to road users regarding the route they intend to take to reach their destination. Soon, this info will also include traffic lights along the way. Traffic lights represent one of the largest unknown variables when using the navigation app. This new Google Maps feature is seen as potentially beneficial for a number of reasons. To start, it will help road users to be able to…

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Google Maps Live View rolls out on Android and iOS

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Google Maps augmented reality walking directions is available on more phones. Google Maps Live View, an augmented reality (AR) walking directions feature, has recently been made available to a much broader range of Android phones as well as the iPhone. The feature was first introduced earlier this year to Google’s Pixel phones. The AR walking directions show real-time navigation in the Google Maps app. The feature uses the phone’s camera to create the AR display. Users with a compatible phone simply need to hold up their smartphone device next to…

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“OK Google” – Google Maps to be updated with Google Assistant

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Google Maps will allow users to control navigation with their voice. Thanks to Google Assistant, Google Maps will become an even more hands-free tool, enabling both Android and iOS smartphone users who use the app to control navigation with their voice, further simplifying the process. The integration allows users more than just the ability to use voice-control navigation. Once the update has been rolled out to Google Maps users across the globe, they will be able to enjoy the convenience and freedom of simply using their voice to ask the…

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Apple Maps app receives massive investments and has now returned

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After getting off to an unfortunate start upon its first launch in 2012, the revamped application is back. The term Apple Maps has become synonymous with an application from the iPhone maker that had a very unlikely beginning, directing people to drive off bridges, skipping many towns and businesses, and sending people way out into the outback of Australia. There were countless mistakes in this very rare disaster of a launch for Apple among its mobile apps. Among the many notable mistakes from the original version of Apple Maps was…

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Top 5 Apps for Smart Drivers

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There are countless apps for drivers across multiple platforms, capable of finding the safest roads, tracking fuel use, or even getting you out of a traffic ticket. Below is a selection of five of the best car-related apps for drivers, hand-picked to help you get the most out of both your car and the open road: Trapster Trapster is a database of user-submitted notes about road hazards, speed traps and speed enforcement cameras. Trapster allows users to pinpoint the location of various hazards to rate the validity of noted locations.…

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